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Dockside, Bring your Boat! Private Beaches, Small Weddings, Full Outdoor Kitchen

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

CanalFront 6 Bedrooms,5baths Beach and Boating Fun

This is luxury waterfront living at its best! This 6 Bedroom home sleeps 18 in beds and this unique home has a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment and a 4 bedroom, 3 bath main level which makes the entire home 6 bedrooms, 5 baths! Ideal for family reunions, small weddings, or simply a fun loving group of friends who wish to have a great spacious home in Destin! This Home can easily accomadate groups of up to 20 people. Located on Holiday Isle with its salt-water canals, beautiful private beaches, emerald water, pleasure craft, and water sports.You can rent our 24 ft Pontoon Boat to enjoy Destin by water! Take a walk, or bike on the wide sidewalk around the Isle. Enjoy fishing or boating right out your back door or take a short walk to the sugar-white beach. You are right in the Heart of Destin, it does not get any better than this! This home is approximately 4000 square feet with approximately 2000 square feet of wood decking of which 800 square feet is covered.

Rental includes 50-foot lateral boat dock to make harbor, gulf, or bay access simple, with electric and water. Put your boat in at the beginning of your stay and have at your back door whenever you want it! The canal is great for boating, swimming. diving and fishing.

Enjoy the beautiful Destin sunsets, air shows and Fireworks every Thursday and Sunday from one of the 5 spacious deck options.

Designed with families in mind...we are in a quiet residential neighborhood, where all day you see families walking to the beach or loading up to go out for a day of boating! It is fun to stay and play right in the yard on the dock. Fishing, swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding are all right there for your enjoyment. Bicycling, walking, rollerblading along the islands 2 mile sidewalk is an everyday event. Our canal leads directly out to the Destin Harbor, where the charter fishing boats are docked, from there you can go into the gulf or the bay or anchor right by the Destin Bridge at the popular crab island!

Around the house you will find all of the comforts of home, nice patios, decks, bar-be-que pit....with 2 full kitchen and a bonus cooktop out on the covered deck. There are 2 washers and dryers and all the necessities for a relaxing week in beautiful Destin! The unique floor plan of the home provides a convenient level of togetherness with the option of privacy. The main floor is centrally divided by the living room and kitchen and has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths on one side and two bedrooms and a bath on the other side. Then the integrated upstairs is a complete apartment with another kitchen and its own washer and dryer with its own decks and entry. It is self contained 2 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, dining area and kitchen.

In Summary you have 6 Private Bedroom Areas with a Total, 3 king beds, 5 queen beds, 2 queen sofa sleepers, 2 twin beds, and the option of one roll away bed. You have 5 bathrooms, plus an outside shower to rinse off the sand. You have 2 living areas, 3 eating areas, 2 full kitchens and a bonus cooktop on the covered deck, 2 washers and dryers. Over 2000 feet of decking, with approximately 800 feet of the deck is covered.

You have convenient parking for 6 vehicles, since many areas of Destin do not allow trailer parking, we have off site parking for your boat trailers.

Keywords: ' Heart of Destin Home' with 6 bedrooms! Get a last minute deal! Still have openings in April and May! Located on Holiday Isle on a salt water canal! Bring your boat! Great Vacation Rental for families, weddings, family reunions and large parties! Sleeps up to 22 comfortably

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Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , In Main Level Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In Hallway main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In 2nd hallway main level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In Upper level master bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Can be entered from hall or 2nd bedroom upper level
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Outdoor comode to service yard and dock
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Upper level master
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with private bath and walk out to deck
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Walk out to deck
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper in upper level family roon
  • King size beds (3) There is 1 king bed in the main level master bedroom with its own private bath and walk out doors to the deck. There is a second king bed in another bedroom on the main level which also walks out to the deck. There is a 3rd king bed in the master bedroom on the upper level with a private bath. Queen size Beds (5) There are two queen beds in a large bedroom on the main level(there is two twin trundle beds in this room as well) There is a 3rd bedroom on the main level with one queen bed. Then on the upper level there is a 2nd bedroom that has 2 queen beds (there is also a twin roll away bed in that closet), Twin or Single Beds (4) There are 2 twin trundle beds in a large bedroom on the main level that also has 2 queen beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This great home sits on the salt water canal so you have your boat at your door and you can fish, swim, canoe, kayak and have a great time without ever leaving the yard. Of course if you love the beautiful Destin Beaches that is just a short walk down the street!


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Dockside, Bring your Boat! Private Beaches, Small Weddings, Full Outdoor Kitchen
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 31 reviews

Great place to stay with a large family that enjoy having your boat at your back door!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with lovely flowers all around. Bedrooms are great size. Kitchen is large enough for several to cook and clean at a time. Ms. Sally, the property manager, was easy to get a hold of if we had any questions or needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd year in a row that my friends and I stayed at this beautiful home. We had a great Labor Day weekend. It is very spacious and roomy! The deck on the back is fabulous to watch the sun come up in the mornings and the boaters ride by in the canal in the afternoons. Mrs. Sally responded to my texts and phone calls in a promptly manner. It is everything we needed for a weekend/holiday getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mother's 80th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Another Day in Paradise" reads one of the signs in the house that we rented from Sally Maurer.  What an amazing home.  It was so spacious and relaxing.  The upstairs floor was perfect for the younger adults because it separated the late night, younger family members.  The house was very clean and everything was in order when we arrived. The three full kitchens allowed us to have a junior chop competition and then all come together in the enclosed deck for the judging. We loved the enclosed back deck, which is where we spent a lot of our time.  Nothing was more perfect in the mornings than having our coffee watching the fish jump out of the water.  It was a glorious, fun-filled week as we celebrated our mother's 80th birthday.  To top off the celebration we rented Sally's boat. Sally responded to our questions in a timely manner and we would not hesitate to call upon her again whenever our plans take us back to Destin. 

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deenece, I hope to see your beautiful family all together again for many years in beautiful Destin Florida!
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  • 1 of 5

Must agree with FALLING SHORT. We also rented the house, sight unseen. The pictures on the website were very misleading and appear to have been taken years ago. The house is in dire need of upgrading and a deep cleaning. I visited the home on two separate occasions, prior to our event, and it was in a mess both times. At this point it was too late to back out, as we had made a sizable deposit. Yes, the house is in a great location, and has good amenities. My husband and many of our guests agreed that for the amount of money that we paid for the house, the house on a scale of 1 to 10, should have been a 9 or 10, but what we got was a house that should be rated a 5 or 6. The day we moved in for the wedding event, the house was again, a mess, the driveways were covered with tarps, boats etc., etc., etc. And one of the main bathrooms had not even been cleaned. When I opened the door to the king room in the main house the mold and mildew smell almost took my breath. I was real worried that our guests would refuse to stay in that room, so of course I sprayed heavily with Lysol. Prior to our event weekend, the owner was always available on the phone as well as emails. Quite a different story after we left the house. According to our contract, our deposit was to be returned within two(2) weeks after we vacated the property. Well, it took over two(2) months. Our response letter from the owner explained that she had to deducted for dry cleaning of the 3 tablecloths and money for violation parking?? After phone calls, for more than two weeks prior, that were never returned, along with emails, that were also never responded to, by the owner, requesting receipts on the dry cleaning as well as documentation of the parking violation????? It was verbally understood, on numerous occasions, that I would have the table cloths dry cleaned, and at the last day, I was told that the owner would handle it. You must be kidding, is this any way to run a business, especially when you deal with the public?? And from what is posted now on the daily rate, we paid a premium of 30% more per day in addition to the deposit. We rented the house, supposedly in off season, in mid April, and the owner had the nerve to ask for a good review, when #1 she refused to return phone calls, #2 she refused to answer emails, #3 and last but not least, she refused to supply receipts and documentation of alleged parking violations imposed by the HOA. NOT HAPPY

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shirley....your review comes to us at a total and complete surprise. The allegations that you assert are simply not true, we invite and encourage prosective guest to visit our property in person if at all possible! You did visit the property on at least three separate occasions during which time you saw the redecorating work and changes in progress. When you brought Ron to visit the property in January, you even took your own photographs and you never once indicated your displeasure. I believe you had ample opportunity to cancel your reservation and it is our policy that if reservations are cancelled after personal review of the premises and 30 days prior to occupancy that we will refund 100% of the deposit and any monies paid. Note 1: It is clearly defined stated in our rental agreement that parking is restricted to our driveway only. We have complaints and pictures from both the HOA and neighbors clearly showing abuse of trespass. Note 2: Our property is professionally cleaned and sanitized after each visit and we have never had a complaint of an offensive smell before. Additional towels and/or linens are supplied for extended stays.
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Intimate wedding of our dreams!

  • 5 of 5

We had our hearts set on a wedding with just close friends and family all traveling from out of state. We ended up with 24 and this was the perfect place to house about half of those guests (with plenty of room to spare!) My friends and my future husband and I all took the main level with room to accommodate more. We were able to stay up late, visit, and have awesome game nights while the rest of my family stayed upstairs in the two bedroom "apartment" where they could go to sleep earlier and do their own thing. The dock was the perfect place for our wedding dance floor with our Dj on the balcony, tables on the lawn, and cake and appetizers in the boat house. The house comes stocked with so much already we didn't have to do much but add our own touch with a few decorations. For a wedding, family reunion, or a group of friends, this place is a great home away from home for a beach getaway. Plus, the homeowner is very easy to work with and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jillian....what a great way to begin your new life together! Wishing you and Chris a lifetime of happiness! I hope you will return in the future years and are able to make more great family memories!
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Falling Short

  • 1 of 5

My in-laws booked this house for their family/extended family to stay at during our beach wedding, as well as the site for our wedding reception. The pictures online are flawless, which is the main reason it was booked sight unseen. After arrival, it was apparent the house is not very well taken care of. It seems it hasn't been updated since the 90s, which is fine since we all loved the location and were caught up in the excitement of the wedding. What is not fine is that after departing my in-laws did not receive their deposit back in a timely manner (as stated in the contract). It has been nearly 2 years and the deposit has still not been received. Sally gives a different excuse with every contact, if she even goes to the trouble of answering the calls/emails. If you're feeling lucky, go for it. But I definitely don't recommend it. There are far better options with much more accommodating owners that honor their commitments.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, your visit date is inaccurate, if you visited my property in June of 2015 and wrote your review in May of 2016 that is only 10 months, not 2 years. I am confused on why you didn't announce your displeasure sooner. My records indicate that a Tabitha occupied the residence on June 7, 2015 and Tabitha's damage deposit was returned. If that is not the guest that you were with please further enlighten me. The photographs online are current and are renewed frequently as the decor and paint colors are updated regularly. The home is of the "Old Florida" style with exceptionally large rooms that are very comfortable living space both inside and outside with the added amentity of the large party room covered deck which most people really enjoy looking out over the water! Kitchen appliances are all top of the line and relatively new . The grounds are lavishly landscaped and docks, decking and a new roof have been installed in 2016. If a guest should experience a problem my family lives here in Destin and I have on call maintanience. We pay attention to all reviews and from the other positive reviews most people are happy with the beautiful "Old Florida" setting to make great family memories!
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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Sally

We fell in Love with Destin many years ago, we started coming here for business and decided to work here in the real estate industry. We brought our children from the time they were babies and would stay for the entire summer enjoying all that Destin has to offer. We have had tons of family and friends over the years. We bought this home after hurricane opal and have renovated every inch of it. Now our children are in college and we don't utilize this house the way we did for many years, so we decided to share this great home with some other families to allow them to have some great Destin vacations and memories as we have!

Sally purchased this house in 1994

Why Sally chose Destin

Destin is a great vacation destination, we love the fishing and boating, playing at crab island and watching the dolphins play. Everytime I go to the beach and see this gorgeous green water with the sparkling sugar sand the beauty of it overwhelms me. This home is really spectacular with the short walk to the beach and the inconvenience of having your water vessel at your disposal anytime you feel like jumping aboard! Here you also have the peacefulness of a quiet neighborhood to enjoy a good book or just watching the boats,fish and other wildlife swim or fly by! You really have the best of both worlds, something for everyone in one location!

What makes this house unique

This is an amazing home with over 3600 square feet of living space and 2000 square feet of decking, which 600 feet of the deck is enclosed, a nice yard beautfully lanscaped, with large bedrooms and spacious family areas. It is recently renovated and is very clean and updated. The large covered deck is very unique and is a great party room! It has a bar, cooktop and seating overlooking the canal right on this deck.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Walton Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kelly Plantation
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marina Cafe
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Private Beaches of Holiday Isle
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Silver Shells Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bass Pro Shop and Destin Commons Shopping
Car: not necessary

This home is located on the salt water canal that you can fish, swim, snorkle, kayak, boat, canoe and totally enjoy! You also have a large yard for family backyard games! We also have a boat available for you to rent! You are a short walk to private beaches of Holiday Isle!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $500
Booking Fee $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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